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Pakistan Super League kicks off in UAE today

The first match of the PSL will be played between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators today. DUBAI (Dunya News/AFP) – The long-awaited Pakistan Super League (PSL) is ready to kick off today (Thursday) in Dubai. The first match of the PSL will be played between Islamabad United under Misbah-ul Haq’s ...

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Rise of cricket officials and fall of the game

When England crashed out of the pre-quarters at the 2015 World Cup in Australia-New Zealand, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) knew it was time for an overhaul. It started with stepping down of Giles Clarke, the ECB’s Chairman of eight years, followed by the removal of Managing Director ...

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India, Kohli top T20 rankings

KARACHI: Indian batsman Virat Kohli’s excellent run of form in the just-concluded series against Australia has allowed him to hold on to the status of world’s number-one ranked Twenty20 International batsman in the latest ICC player rankings for T20 batsmen, which were released on Monday. Kohli was the leading run-scorer ...

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Ajmal ‘rediscovers old rhythm’, targets World T20 return

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s discarded off-spinner Saaed Ajmal says he is hopeful of proving his form in a forthcoming domestic league as he targets a return to national colours in the World Twenty20 this March. The 38-year-old, whose accuracy and deceptive doosrahelped drive his team to victory in the 2009 edition, has ...

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McCullum hopes to return for Pakistan decider

AUCKLAND: Brendon McCullum said he expects to return to the New Zealand team for the deciding one-day international against Pakistan in Auckland on Sunday, however explosive opener Martin Guptill is now doubtful. Guptill twisted an ankle in training on Saturday and was rated by coach Mike Hesson as “a 50:50 ...

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Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis win Australian Open doubles title

MELBOURNE: World number one doubles pairing Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza clinched their first Australian Open doubles title together with a 7-6(1) 6-3 victory over Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka on Friday. It was the 12th grand slam women’s doubles title for Hingis while the third for India’s ...

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NZ stadium announcer admonished for disrespectfully taunting Amir

Wellington (Web Desk) – New Zealand Cricket on Wednesday has reprimanded heavily stadium announcer for taunting tainted fast bowler Mohammad Amir during third Twenty20 against NZ, reported espncricinfo. The announcer Mark McLeod, who has served the board for so long, had played a cash register sound effect during one of ...

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